The New Year means new stages of work are soon to begin on the restoration of the bridge.
The timber deck is in the process of being removed piece by piece. If each piece were laid end to end they would reach from the Union Chain Bridge all the way to another famous crossing a few miles down river – Berwick Old Bridge!
The wire ropes installed in 1903 will also soon be de-tensioned before being cut into sections and lifted off the bridge. Work will then begin on removing the hangers and preparing the chains for removal.
Click on the image below to see the previous update from site.